PE at St Matthew's aims to engage all children, regardless of ability, to be inclusive within a comprehensive sports and activities programme.  We strive to provide a range and wealth of opportunities, in and outside of school, that cater to all abilities and interests, whether that be Full Contact Rugby League, Cheerleading, or even Fencing!


We work with a range of partners to enable us to do this, including Fit2Play sports coaching, local clubs, such as Wigan Athletic and specialist teachers from our feeder High Schools.


With a growing emphasis on Health and Wellbeing in our primary schools, St Matthew's are already ahead of the game;  Year 6 children are offered short courses in Fitness and Nutrition and we run regular programmes and activities for our SEND children.  


If you are a local club who would like to link up with school, please contact Mrs. Higgins - we'd love to hear from you.



Highfield St Matthew's is awarded the School Games Gold Mark.



Well done to all the staff and children at Highfield St Matthew's - our hard work and dedication has earned us the prestigious School Games Gold Mark, for the first time in the school's history!


Extra-Curricular Clubs


We believe that engaging young people in physical activity is of great importance at St Matthew's, and because of that, over the course of the year, we offer many extra curricular activities to our pupils.  We regularly consult our children as to the type of sport and activity they would like to see available to them, and we strive to make it happen.  More details of these clubs can be found under the "School Clubs" section of the website, but regular clubs have so far included:

  • Football
  • Full contact Rugby League
  • Judo
  • Fencing
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Multi Sports (children decide their own programme to follow)
  • Health and Nutrition (as part of the school day)
  • Netball


Spring and Summer Term Sport


Year 3 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Group work orienteering.



Year 4 Rugby/Football


UKS2 Gymnastics


Inter-school Competition


Competition between schools, plays a large part of PE at St Matthew's, and we can be regularly seen out and about competing in events around the borough.


Olympic After School Club


Mr Riley has been running and Olympic Club for the last 6 weeks.  Over the course of the club, the children have had the opportunity to try out many of the Sports that make up Olympic and Commonweath Games. 

This week, he has revealed the overall winners of the competition and they were presented with their medals in a special assembly.  They are:

Bronze - Matthew Murphy

Silver - Finley Haselden

Gold Cameron Cooper.


Well done to all our Olympians who took part!


World Cup Fever!

Our next specialist after school club will be concentrating on all things World Cup!

As we all know, the FIFA World Cup will shortly be commencing in Russia, and to celebrate, we will be running a special after school club that will concentrate on Football and competition.  The children will play games weekly and over the course of the half term, may even have a chance of lifting our very own Joules Rimet trophy!


If you are interested, a letter has been sent home, or see Mr Riley for more details

Competition News - Year 6 Cricket

We are incredibly proud of our Year 6 Cricketers who on the 20th June took part in the County Qualifiers, having won every game in their heat.  The best teams in Wigan got together at Orrell Red Triangle Cricket Club, for a gruelling day of Cricket, against all the heat winners in the borough.  Our Cricketers remained unbeaten in the final group stages against some very able opposition to make it through the final decider of which school would go on to represent Wigan in The Lancashire final. 

Unfortunately, we were narrowly beaten in the final, but nevertheless, we are incredibly proud of our team, especially since the vast majority hadn't even played Cricket until 3 weeks ago.  Congratulations and well done to everyone involved!